CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Tuesday, July 26, 2011, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 2149 under a suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. H.R. 2149 was introduced by Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) on June 13, 2011, and was referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
This bill would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4354 Pahoa Avenue in Honolulu, Hawaii, as the "Cecil L. Heftel Post Office Building.”
Cecil L. Heftel, a former United States Representative from Hawaii, passed away February 4, 2010 at the age of 85. Originally from Chicago, Rep. Heftel owned several media outlets in Hawaii and around the country, and entered politics in 1972 when he served as a delegate to the Hawaii State Democratic Convention. In 1976 he was elected to represent Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District in Washington, and he held that seat until 1986. He briefly returned to politics in 2004, when he was elected to the Hawaii Board of Education, serving only one term.
According to CBO, any costs related to new post office designations, which include the cost of changing the name on the building, signs, and maps, are not significant.